Martin Walsh offers plan to dismantle BRA

The mayoral candidate said a new agency must be created to make development more accountable to the city’s residents and businesses.

// Chemist should get up to 7 years, Coakley says

Attorney General Martha Coakley said disgraced state chemist Annie Dookhan mishandled drug evidence with “no regard for the consequences.”

President Obama said the government shutdown and fight over the debt ceiling damaged America’s credibility around the world.

Shutdown over, Obama pares down agenda

President Obama challenged Congress to overcome bitter partisan division and pass a budget and a farm bill, and overhaul immigration.

Acadia National Park ranger Tara Harbert worked at visitors center on Thursday.

After 16-day shutdown, federal workers return

Thousands of furloughed federal workers — relieved but wary — returned to work across the country Thursday.

Shawn LaCount (pictured) and Summer L. Williams found Company One 15 years ago with a half-dozen other Clark University graduates.

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Company One: From upstart to mainstay

Company One has somehow managed not just to beat the steep odds against survival that face any small troupe but also to establish itself as a home for must-see theater.

Xander Bogaerts will be the youngest player to start a postseason game for the Red Sox since Babe Ruth.

Game 5: Red Sox at Tigers, 8:07 p.m., Fox

Red Sox to start Bogaerts at third base

Xander Bogaerts will be the youngest player to start a postseason game for the Red Sox since Babe Ruth in 1916.

The Dmanisi early Homo skull.

Ancient skull challenges understanding of human evolution

A 1.8-million-year-old skull bolsters the argument that scholars underestimated the natural diversity within a single species of early humans.

Benedict Cumberbatch as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in “The Fifth Estate.”

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Inside WikiLeaks with ‘The Fifth Estate’

The script, built blatantly on the bones of “The Social Network,” tries to dramatize the story’s ideas but instead turns them into simplistic Power Point bullets.



// Why the union-bashing?

High-priced union contracts are easy to criticize, but tax breaks for businesses often don’t get much negative response.


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Martha Coakley’s office said the move would ease premiums for some.

Proposed legislation tries to cap flood insurance costs

Under the proposed legislation, lenders wouldn’t be allowed to require homeowners purchase flood insurance for more than their outstanding mortgage balance.